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TABLE 4 Abortion Statistics for Chile: A Summary of Studies
Authors	Sample	Abortions per 100 Pregnancies	Percent of Abortions That Were Provoked	Remarks
A. Hospital material (interviews) Matus, 1938 (16)	(a) 484 maternity ward (b) 816 women (c) 140 domestic servants	40.7 57		Group had 787 abortions of which 234 or 29.7% were followed by admis-
sion to hospital
Romero & Vildosola, 1952(17)
Manubens, 1952(18) Mena,1952(19)
Walsen, 1954 (20)
3,038 admissions for delivery or abortion or Maternal Clinic attendants
1,000 admissions for abortion
1,000 in four Obstetrical Departments in Santiago 3,000 records of abortions ad-
26.5
48
67
67 52
Accounted for 50% of5